An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Gain of Pain

(Proverbs 27:5 KJV)  Open rebuke is better than secret love.

This hurts, but it also heals.  It reminds us that life is not simple and growth is not painless.  Whether we like it or not there will be times when we need to be corrected.  This can happen many ways.  It can be an insight gained as we read a suddenly meaningful passage of scripture.  It can be a sermon or Sunday school lesson that seems to have been written with you in mind.  It can be the look on your child’s face when you shatter his expectations.  It can also be the simple words, “You are wrong and you know it.”

We disobey the Bible verse.  We get mad at the preacher.  We ignore the child.  We refuse to listen.  It keeps us from growing.

So?  Be grateful for the person who cares enough to risk rejection.  Be blessed by a God who keeps working on you with His Holy Spirit.  Read, listen, meditate, pray, respond. 

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